Hey everyone I'm new to the west coast and I've had my current TJ for only 2 months so I am unfamiliar with the area. Myself and a couple of friends plan on camping this weekend July 15/16 at Crab Flats Campground near Arrowbear. He suggested it as he has been there before and says there are plenty of trials in the area.
I am just looking for some advice from those of you who have been there or around the area that could make our trip that much better. I am even open to suggestions of other nearby campsites that maybe have better amenities or are closer to better trails. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
There are several campsites in the area that are basically reservation for the most part. Most of them will be booked up already since this is the prime season for camping in the local mountains. You can try this website Campgrounds and Camping Reservations - ReserveAmerica and just fill in the blanks for city/state etc and any amenities you desire. Good luck.
Well that's a handy dandy website, it only shows 7 spots left at Crab Flats so I'm glad you offered your advice or we might have arrived Friday night with no place to camp. Any must hit trails we should take a look at?
If you group is up to tough stuff, hit Deep Creek, Holcomb Creek just opened up, it is a bit closer to Big Bear, but not that far off. Also in the Arrowhead area is Pilot Rock as a fun run, or Cleghorn Ridge out of Silverwood lake.
Also, you should look into joining our Meet N Greet at the end of July. Here is the link if you are intersted. A Turdhurdler Production: The 5th Semi Annual WF So Cal Meet n Greet. We are getting close to 30 members at the current time and plan on having a hard trail for those that want to do that and a moderate trail for others who don't have monster rigs.
That Meet n Greet is definitely something we would love to attend but I'm the guy with the 7 month pregnant wife and my buddy has a 10 month old boy. It was like pulling teeth to get approval for next weekend however if we can sneak away unnoticed on July 30th then best believe you will see us there...haha
Thanks for the advice, my buddy mentioned deep creek but I wasn't aware of holcomb. I will keep my eye on this forum and will definitely attend a meet n greet in the future.
SOCAL has more wheeling areas than nearly the rest of the U.S. combined. Closer to Big Bear and you get into even more wheeling opportunities and down in the desert, well it's just about unlimited awesome wheeling. You are pretty much in the middle of wheeling Mecca.
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Is it possible or realisic to run deep creek to crabflats and then hit john bull?
We plan hitting deep creek and ending up in Crab flats but whats the easiest way to get to JB from crab flats? Thanks in advance